Hiring the Right Residential Landscape Company in New Orleans
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Hiring the right residential landscape company is a difficult choice today with all the information available for consumers to review. Searching for information online is often misguided with all the paid advertisements suggesting certain companies only because they have paid for top placement in simple online searches. For example, Company A is the best using Angie’s List but then Company B is the best using Houzz
, and both of these site use payment for placement. As a consumer, you are not aware that these companies provide paid placement and recognition to landscape companies who are willing to “pay to be the best.”
The Garden Gates is a landscape company located in Metairie that specializes in residential landscape design, residential landscape installation and residential landscape maintenance. The company is owned by Beth and Chad Harris since its inception in 1999, formerly Oasis Horticultural Service Inc. Chad Harris started the landscaping business in 1984 in Birmingham, Michigan providing lawn maintenance to residential homes in his neighborhood.
Over the years, The Garden Gates has been involved in several landscaping projects around the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. These projects were massive in scale as well as extremely technical. These projects honed The Garden Gates’ craft, skills, design and execution for any project of any size.
Landscaping restaurants needs to provide each guest with a visually appealing experience without hindering the overall function of the business. Many of these landscaped properties fall within city ordinances and have an experienced team to design and develop the landscape, which was critical to the success of the restaurant. Our team has developed landscape plans that fall within ordinance that still creates an inviting experience for the restaurant patrons.
The Garden Gates Completed Restaurant Landscape Projects:
- Wendy’s Restaurants - 37 location
- McDonalds - 10 locations
- La Madeleine - Uptown and Northshore
Landscaping on a larger scale takes precise execution from an experienced team of professionals. The Garden Gates landscape team successfully completed some of the most difficult and complicated landscape projects in the New Orleans and Metairie areas. These projects included irrigation pumps, site drainage, tree planting, landscape design, landscape planting, site grading, site work, walkways, pavers, turf installation, fertilization systems and general landscape work.
The Garden Gates Completed Landscape Projects:
Landscaping for the Hospitality Industry:
- New Orleans Airport Access Road
- I-10 Tree Planting
- I-10 Interstate Maintenance
- I-310 Interstate Maintenance
- Earhart Interstate Maintenance
- City of Alexandria
- St. Bernard
- Causeway Irrigation Improvement
- Shell Oil Gas Station Great New Orleans
- University of New Orleans
- Dillard University
- Children’s Hospital
- 1st Lake Properties
- Tonti Properties
- Tonti Reality
Providing landscaping and landscape enhancements for the hospitality industry requires a team of landscape experts that understand the consumer selling cycle. Each hospitality business caters to a different customer base, but they all have a similar selling cycle. Having a landscape company that understands the hospitality industry as well as the customer base is the key to a landscape concept that drives consumer sales. This is achieved by creating an inviting space that enhances the overall hospitality experience.
The Garden Gates Completed Hospitality Landscape Projects:
Golf Course Landscaping:
- Hotel Modern
- W Hotel
- W Hotel French Quarter
- Old 77
Landscaping at a golf course provides form and function. The beauty of the landscape on a golf course provides each player with a memorable experience, but it also serves a function of ball play as well as player protection. Understanding these core principals of golf course landscapes allows a team of landscape professionals to install the landscape correctly. The Garden Gates team of golf course landscape installers has experience in both form as well as function.
The Garden Gates Completed Golf Course Landscape Projects:
Public Parks Landscaping:
- TPC PGA Golf Course
- Audubon Golf Course
- Stonebridge Golf Course
Landscaping a public park requires the mindfulness to understand how the user will interact with the space as well as public safety. Planting and maintenance of a public park must be installed by landscape professionals to ensure a visually appealing yet functional space. Understanding the technical aspects of erosion, drainage, water usage as well as protecting the existing plant material is critical to the success of a public park landscape. Working within the confines of city code while creating an aesthetically appealing landscape can be a challenge. Proper knowledge of the unique environment in the New Orleans area is a must for a successful public park landscape. The public park projects included irrigation systems, site drainage, concrete walkways, large tree planting, large landscape planting, concrete brick pavers, geo textile erosion control systems, and aquatic features.
The Garden Gates Completed Public Park Landscape Projects:
- NOMA Sculpture Garden
- Square 26 Park
- Square 11 Park
- Joan of Arc Statue
- Lasalle Park
- Audubon Park
The extensive experience and knowledge that the landscape team at The Garden Gates has earned over the years with all of their varied projects makes them the top candidate for your residential landscaping project. These projects have instilled an engineer's approach to problem solving and facilitating best practises in landscaping. Review the list of residential landscape services that The Garden Gates provides.
The Garden Gates Residential Landscape Completed Projects:
Site Work Landscape Projects:
Sitework landscape residential projects consist of hardscape, concrete, natural stone and pavers. These aspects of landscape projects are often times the technical components necessary for a landscape to thrive and to be a functional part of the homeowner’s outdoor space. In addition to hardscape materials, drainage, irrigation, lawn sprinklers, lighting, and sod are all part of this process. While these components don’t always show the beauty of a landscape, they give the landscape the ability to become beautiful. These materials combined together with well thought out design create family-friendly spaces at a home.
Residential Specialty Landscape Feature:
- BioBarrier Root Zone Protection
- Concrete Paver Driveways
- Concrete Paver Sidewalks
- Paver Pool Decks
- Outdoor Pools
- Outdoor Entertainment Areas
- Outdoor Pool Houses
- Privacy Custom Fence and Gates
- Privacy Trellis Walls
- Subsurface Drainage Systems
- French Drainage Systems
- Landscape Lighting
- Lawn and Sod Installation
- Rooftop Gardens
- Subsurface Turf Irrigation Systems
- Large Scale Tree Planting
- Drip Irrigation Systems
A residential landscape is never complete and requires continued maintenance. After an initial installation or during the design process, adding speciality landscape features is what makes a landscape great and sets it apart from the rest. The Garden Gates extensive knowledge of plant material includes the farm to table concept, container planting, and specimen planting among other ideas. Understanding the landscape details as well as the local environment is a key element to an amazing landscape.
Types of Residential Landscape Styles Projects Completed:
- Vegetable Gardens
- Herb Gardens
- Rose Gardens
- Foundation Planting
- Privacy Screening
- Fenceline Tree Planting
- Perennial Flower Beds
- Seasonal Flower Beds
- Container Planting
- Garden Planter Placement
- Olive Tree Installation
- Citrus Tree Planting
- Parterre Gardens
- Edible Gardens
- Butterfly Gardens
There is a wide variety of landscape influences in the New Orleans area. The strong influence of the European culture combined with the a southern way of life has contributed to New Orleans’ lush landscapes that come in every shape and size. The eclectic mix of the landscapes and gardens in the Greater New Orleans area offers great experience, challenge and a break from the norm for the team at The Garden Gates. Here is a list of landscape styles that The Garden Gates has completed.
- Tropical Planting
- Japanese Gardens
- French Gardens
- English Flowering Gardens
- Coastal Landscapes
- Natural Landscapes
- New Orleans Lush Garden Landscapes
- Mediterranean Landscapes
- Small yard landscapes
- Privacy Landscapes
The Garden Gates transformed from a lifetime of work performed dating back to 1984 when Chad E. Harris began his career. Over the years completing thousands of landscape projects, The Garden Gates is the most qualified residential landscaping company in greater New Orleans and surrounding Metairie neighborhood.
There are several other companies listed on service directories like Thumbtack
and Angie's List
. I would recommend not visiting these sites as you will find many companies don't provide professional services.